What the deal with SLC?
Some good news on Brandon Wood, he's hit .288/.373/.562 in June to bring his overall numbers to .250/.344/.450. He's striking out in 28% of his at bats, a big improvement from last year. He's also learning some versatility, splitting time between 3rd and shortstop.
The numbers are not what we expected but look much more respectable than after his awful May. We expected more from him especially because he's doing this in a top hitting park of a great hitters league. Or is he?
Wood has hit .221/.331/.389 in Salt Lake, and .276/.357/.504 on the road. Terry Evans has hit about the same at home and on the road, with the major difference being all but one of his walks has been at home. Haynes hit slightly better at home, Matt Brown a bit better on the road, Mathis has only hit at home, while Gorneault has hit poorly on the road but not at all at home.
Overall, the offensive numbers do not look like SLC teams of the past. Does anyone know if there have been changes to the park this year? Or is it just one of those things that happens? Too bad I can't get more info from minorleaguesplits.com, it looks like all the team data there is last year's data.